Here is an article I just learned about. It was posted February 11th and is reporting on a speech by Putin given January 28th.
Putin Warns US About SocialismWhy has this not made more headlines?
“In the 20th century, the Soviet Union made the state’s role absolute,” Putin said during a speech at the opening ceremony of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. “In the long run, this made the Soviet economy totally uncompetitive. This lesson cost us dearly. I am sure nobody wants to see it repeated.”*
Why does a Communist from Russia need to warn the President of the United States about the dangers of central planning?
What is going on here?
Where is the outrage?
*Of course with Putin, it's not that straight forward. The rest of the speech is an outline of Russia's statist recommendations and activities. Still, it's interesting that the reminder of the failed Socialist experiment is coming from him.